Sony launching PlayMemories Studio PS3 photo suite

Photo and video editing plus cloud storage coming to the PlayStation 3

Apple's iPhoto and iCloud services look set to have some competition from one of the tech world's big guns, with the news that Sony is launching its PlayMemories Studio photo and video suite for PS3 this week.

PlayMemories Studio will let you view and edit photos and video on your PlayStation 3 – with effects including stop-motion simulation, captions, subtitles and colour schemes. You also get to connect to Facebook and Sony's PlayMemories Online cloud service – which serves up 5GB of storage that lets you upload and view pics and videos using phones, tablets, PCs, TVs and Sony digital photo frames.

You can also use PlayMemories Studio with a PSP or PS Vita using Remote Play.

PlayMemories Studio is set to go on sale in the US on Tuesday, Europe on Wednesday and Japan on Thursday, with a free 30-day trial available. Buyers of new Sony cameras will also get a freebie copy of the PlayMemories software. UK pricing hasn't been specified, though it'll cost US$18 in America.

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